#88 Google Breaks Pi Day

Congratulations Google, this time you really did it and BROKE the world record by calculating Pi out to 31 trillion digits!

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#53 The Discord Game Store Is Open

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Google Call Screen: Everything you need to know

Google not only recently announced two new Pixel phones, but the company also unveiled a new call screening service launching first with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that will surely help you deal with calls from unknown numbers or people you’d rather avoid. Call Screen answers incoming calls, asks the person for more information and gives options throughout the screening process to better handle the call. The entire experience is well done, impressive and easy to use.

Facebook is reportedly working on a TV camera that can stream video

Earlier this month, Facebook announced Portal, a camera-equipped smart device that’s meant to compete with Amazon’s Echo Show. But the company’s hardware ambitions apparently go far beyond that: Cheddar is reporting that Facebook is working on a TV camera that would offer Portal-like video chatting on a bigger screen and allow users to stream content from Facebook Watch.

Congratulations Palm, you’ve launched the stupidest product of the year

Stop looking everyone, the stupidest product of the year has arrived. It’s the Palm (2018), a device that should never have got past the point of conception, and certainly never have actually been made. It’s so baffling, even those that made it don’t know what it’s for. However, heads were nodded, budgets allotted, boxes were ticked, and production lines were fired into life. And now it has been vomited into the world.

Apple fattened up its bagel emoji and now people are happy

Food lovers feel strongly about their bagels. Some fans of the boiled and baked bread product took offense at Apple’s new emoji rendition of a bagel. Apple seems to have heard their cries of anguish because it’s now released a redesigned, more appetizing version.

Discord’s game store is open to everyone

Discord is marching further onto Steam’s turf by opening up its game store to all users. The store arrived in August in a limited beta, and now everyone can pick up games directly from the app. The curated store includes recognizable titles such as Celeste, Into The Breach, Dead Cells and Subnautica along with a number of exclusives. Games featured in the First on Discord program will only be available on PC through the app for 90 days — developers get a showcase for their games, and Discord gets some limited-time exclusives.

Battlefield 5 Story Trailer Is About Rising To The Occasion

Battlefield V returns to World War 2, which means a lot of focus on the heroism of a just cause, the Greatest Generation, and all the imagery that entails. The single-player story trailer embraces that spirit wholeheartedly with a cinematic presentation that intermingles personal sacrifices with the bombastic moments that come in a theater of war.

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#23 LEGO Built A Drivable Bugatti

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Samsung’s 8K QLED TV looks great, but who needs it?

Samsung’s 8K ambitions became a bit more real today with the announcement of the Q900R, its first 8K QLED set that you’ll be able to buy. It’s the company’s follow-up to the Q9S concept we saw at CES, complete with the same AI processing to upscale content into something resembling 8K. That feature is particularly important, since it gives Samsung a reason to deliver an 8K TV before there’s any real content available. Based on my short time ogling the Q900R at Samsung’s IFA booth, it certainly looks great. But at the end of the day, I wonder who really needs it.

The upcoming Acer Predator Triton 900 laptop has a display that flips

Although it wasn’t included in Acer’s product announcements during the IFA 2018 show in Berlin, the company provided a sneak peek for a gaming laptop called the Predator Triton 900. We don’t know any hardware specifics just yet, only that it sports a unique display frame that enables you to “flip” the screen 180 degrees.

LEGO built a life size, drivable Bugatti from over a million Technic pieces

In what just might be the wildest thing anyone has ever built with Lego, the company behind the bricks has built a full-size, drivable model of the Bugatti Chiron supercar. Seriously. Built partly as a passion project amongst Lego’s creative team and partly as a promo to show off at the Italian Grand Prix, the model’s final piece count clocks in at over one million Technic pieces.

Battlefield 5 Delayed, New Release Date Announced

Battlefield V has been delayed. The World War II shooter will now launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 20, publisher EA confirmed in a statement. The company says the delay will give developer DICE additional development time to fine-tune the game as it sees fit.

RUMOR: PlayStation 5 Codenamed “Erebus”

Thanks to a recent post over on Resetera, the codename was found hidden away in the latest version of Unreal Engine 4. Additionally, they also found the abbreviation “TST2” also tied to what could be the next platform.

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EA Announces Battlefield 5 Details and Origin Access Premier

EA had some exciting news to share at E3 2018 including details on Battlefield 5 as well as a new subscription service.

Battlefield 5 is the latest entry in the iconic Battlefield franchise. First launched in 2002, the series gained popularity and spawned several versions. Now, EA is bringing its “deepest and most immersive” entry to the series.

Similar to Battlefield 1, the latest addition brings users back to World War II. This time, the intention is to give an insight into some of the lesser-known conflicts in that war.

Fans will be happy to know that Battlefield 5 will have both have a single-player campaign and multiplayer modes. Some of the multiplayers modes from Battlefield 3Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 1 are making a comeback but there are also two new ones to look forward to.

EA also confirmed the Battle Royale mode coming to the game. According to DICE, its version will include the brand of action and destruction that the Battlefield franchise is known for. The developer promised more information will be revealed in the next coming months.

The game is expected to launch simultaneously on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. The early trial version is going to be available on October 11 to EA Access and Origin Access members. The deluxe and standard editions of the game will be available on October 16 and October 19 respectively.

Origin Access Premier

Aside from game updates, EA also announced its new all-in-one subscription service.

Basic members get to try new games up to ten hours, starting five days before release. Current Origin Access members will now become Origin Access Basic members and will have the same benefits as before.

The new Origin Access Premier brings full access to both archived games as new and pre-released games. This means unlimited playtime on the full versions of the games starting five days before the launch. Upcoming games include Anthem, Battlefield 5, Unravel 2, Fifa 19, A Way Out and Madden 19.

Membership for the service costs $15 per month or $100 a year. It will be available this summer.